After some rearranging last year, Pepper Hamilton said it was planning on bulking up its New York office. The firm wanted to make it more than a pit stop for attorneys looking to take depositions or hold meetings.
Pepper Hamilton moved into bigger space and moved Berwyn, Pa.-based partner James D. Rosener up to the Big Apple.
Other firm partners split their time between offices, spending a portion of their time in New York. Pepper Hamilton has recently hired two new partners who will be resident full-time in the New York office.
Kenneth J. King and Samuel J. Abate, Jr. have joined the firm and will focus their practices on pharmaceutical and medical device litigation as well as commercial litigation.
King joined from Patterson Bellknap Webb & Tyler where he was a partner since 2003. Prior to that, he was the managing partner of the New York office of the now-defunct Brobeck Phleger & Harrison.
Abate joined Pepper Hamilton from the New York office of McCarter & English, where he was a partner and practice group leader for the pharmaceutical group.
King and Abate worked together earlier in their careers at Brown & Wood and Beatie King & Abate in New York.
– Gina Passarella, Staff Reporter